Emily F. Dauria, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


6134 Pitt Public Health
R-znvy: RSQ61@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-5287
Secondary Phone: 967-179-0065

Personal Statement

I am a behavioral scientist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. My research applies mixed-methods to examine substance use, sexual and reproductive health, and violence among women and youth involved or impacted by the criminal legal system. I currently serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded R34 aimed at developing and testing a peer-led navigation intervention for women involved in the criminal legal system to reduce intersectional stigma and improve access to PrEP for HIV-prevention (R34DA050480). I am also the PI of a recently completed evaluation examining the implementation and impact of a structural-level domestic violence homicide prevention intervention (i.e., the Lethality Assessment Program) for individuals who have had contact with law enforcement.


2014 | Emory University, Atlanta, GA | PhD, Behavioral Science and Health Education

2009 | Emory University, Atlanta, GA | MPH, Behavioral Science and Health Education

2007 | University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada  | BA, Sociology, English

Selected Publications

1) Dauria, E.F., Clemenzi-Allen, A., Nowotny, K., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Williams, B., Wurcel, A. In press. Increasing Availability of COVID-19 Vaccine in Older Adults Under Community Supervision. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 

2) Dauria, E.F., Gopalakrishnan, L., Madsen, A., Rodriguez, C., James, R., Sandoval-Beverly, R., Kim, S., Oleas, N.. (2021). Collaborative Approaches to Reduce Domestic Violence Related Homicide: Program Description, Impact, and Lessons Learned. The Behavior Therapist, 44 (5): 216-224. 

3) Dauria, E.F., Levine-Murray, A., Hill, S.V., Tolou-Shams, M., Christopoulos, K. (2021). Multilevel Factors Shaping Awareness of and Attitudes Towards Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV-Prevention among Criminal-Justice Involved Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50(4):1743-1754. 


Emily F.  Dauria